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Update on David Lerner / Apple REIT Investigation

The White Law Group has spent the last few months reviewing documents and information regarding the Apple REIT investments sold by David Lerner and determining how best to assist investors in recovering losses incurred as a result of their investing in Apple REIT.

At this point, this much is apparent:

(1) In May 2011, FINRA launched an investigation into David Lerner’s sales practices with respect to Apple REITs;
(2) In June 2011, multiple class actions were filed against David Lerner and Apple REIT raising similar allegations as those raised by FINRA;
(3) David Lerner recently changed the way Apple REITs are valued on their account statements – stating only that the REITs are “unpriced,” and acknowledging for the first time that the value may not be what the investor paid for the shares;
(4) Apple REIT investors have received offers of $3/share and the alleged book value of certain Apple REITs is approximately $7/share.

Based on the foregoing, The White Law Group is reviewing claims against David Lerner on behalf of investors in Apple REIT for fraud, negligence, negligent supervision, and breach of fiduciary duty. These claims are based on (1) David Lerner’s alleged failure to perform the necessary due diligence on the Apple REITs prior to offering them for sale to investors, (2) its alleged failure to adequately disclose the relationship between the firm and Apple REIT; (3) its alleged failure to disclose the decline in value of the previous Apple REITs sold to investors when offering Apple REIT 9 and Apple REIT 10 to investors; and (4) the alleged unsuitability of a non-traded REIT for certain investors (including retirees, investors interested in liquidity, and investors adverse to risk).

To determine whether you may be able to recover investment losses incurred as a result of your purchase of an Apple REIT, please contact The White Law Group at 312-238-9650.

The White Law Group, LLC is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection, and securities regulation/compliance law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Boca Raton, Florida.

For more information on The White Law Group, visit https://whitesecuritieslaw.com.

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